Burnley vs Manchester CityEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Apr 2, 2022, Turf Moor
MANCHESTER CITY could hardly have handpicked a more favourable opponent than relegation-haunted Burnley as they aim to fend off the challenge of Liverpool.
There's nothing Pep Guardiola's side like more than playing against the Lancashire outfit and are aiming for their tenth straight win against them on Saturday at Turf Moor.
City of course, have seen their once-vast lead reduced to just one point and it should be a fascinating title run-in with nine games to go in the race for the flag.
Burney's recent revival has come to a shuddering halt at just the wrong time really. They've lost their last three games in the league without scoring a goal.
Sean Dyche's men are already the second-lowest scorers in the league and they are four points adrift of fourth bottom Everton although they do have games in hand on the likes of Leeds United and Watford who are above them.
But this is all about City, who will be under pressure knowing that any kind of slip-up will likely see them relinquish the lead at the top of the table.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
As stated, Burnley have a miserable record against City with nine defeats in a row in which they have failed to score in eight of those matches.
You have to go back to 2015 for Burnley's last win against City. Here's the 2-0 home win at the Etihad from earlier this season below.
Players to watch
Dutch international striker Wout Weghorst has so far not answered Burnley's prayers for a goalscorer since his arrival from Wolfsburg in January having scored only once. He's 17/5 to double his goal tally by striking on Saturday with Unibet.
Raheem Stirling looked back to his best on England duty and he should shake off a dead leg to play here. He's 11/8 with SBK to net in Lancashire.
Anything else catch the eye?
The obvious shout here is City to win to nil – something they have done in eight of the last nine meetings between the teams as stated and with Burnley having more problems than usual scoring. It's 19/20 with BetVictor.
In all of Burnley's recent three defeats, they have actually been drawing 0-0 in all of them before a second half collapse. City may take some time to break down that defence so try the 16/5 on the draw at half time and a City win with Unibet.
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